Seeing this week’s Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge of Bridges I immediately knew of a couple of photos that I would like to share.
The first is at Multnomah Falls in Oregon.
The second is from Portland – though I do not remember which highway that the bridge is on.
This last one is from my trip to Venice in 2007 where one of my good friends took a photo of me in front of the Bridge of Sighs. If you have read my other posts you know that Venice is one of my favorite cities in the whole world!
For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress the word is Foreign. I have traveled only twice out of the United States. One was before the start of digital cameras. But my last trip I took quite a few photos. I fell absolutely in love with Venice, Italy. I knew it was clichéd and I never thought to be so mundane – but yes, I am in love with Venice.
So here are a few photos of Venice and those things that I felt were foreign or not of my every day world.
The first photo is one from my hotel in Venice. The bidet and the towel warmer were not what I would find in a bathroom in a hotel in the states – at least not at the ones I’ve stayed in.
The second photo is one of my favorites! I LOVED the masks in Venice. Stopping in the masks stores were one of my favorite things to do. They are such works of art! And I was equally amazed at the customization one could have – if you were wiling to pay the price! In this one I am trying on the mask that I bought for my sister – who loves butterflies.
The last one is of a waterway. You probably know that this is the primary route of the day-to-day transportation. Either the boats or the feet on the street.
Awesome photos of Venice!!!
I fell in love with Venice when I visited. This reminds me of it & emphasizes all the color & craft of the city!
This weekend my husband and I had quite a philosophical discussion about the choosing of vacation destinations. My point was that with all the places known to a person as “must sees” and all the places to be found out on those rural roads it was hard for a person to choose where to spend the oh so valuable vacation time. His point was that there was always something to be found along the rural roads, preferably on the back of a motorcycle. Now, I do agree and he does love riding our motorcycle. Then I also pointed out to him that there were few places I would like to revisit. Venice being one of them. That brought me to trying to remember the hotel that my friend and I stayed at when I traveled to Venice. Alas! I found my photo of the hotel!
I’ll be participating in an art show and sale with my lovely mother (who draws & paints) this coming weekend in Bullard, TX just south of Tyler, TX.It is a benefit show for the Mission House of Bullard.
Starts at 9am at 1st United Methodist Church, 204 S Rather, Bullard, TX. Come out and see us!!
Glenna's Loving Legacy
Fingers Reaching For The Moon (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
Torre dell'Orologio (© Tisha Clinkenbeard)
Being a bit of an astrology buff as well as having fallen in love with Venice, here is one of my favorite landmarks from the city.
In celebration of my friend, Donna, who is heading off to Murano (an island off Venice) for a month-long artist in residence! So proud of her – she is super talented!!